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WATCH: Jason Roy breaks down while batting against South Africa
By SMCS - Nov 7, 2021 11:20 am
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England and South Africa recently played against each other in the final Super 12 game in Group 1 in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on Saturday. While the Proteas had to win by a big margin, for England, it was all about continuing their winning streak as well as they have already sealed their place in the semi-final.

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Jason Roy

For that, South Africa batted well to put up a huge total of 189 runs on the board. And, England’s bowlers struggled to restrict the opponent in Sharjah and for the first time as well they were seen under pressure. Their openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler, however, added 38 runs in just 4.1 overs to get off to a flying start. But before the second ball of the fifth over was delivered, Roy was seen in pain.

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He wasn’t even able to walk properly. He also broke down emotionally and physically he was in pain. Physio ran out to the middle and took him out of the crease as well. And, it seemed as if Jason Roy was struggling with his left hamstring and it will be a huge blow for England going into the semi-final as well. Notably, he scored 20 runs off 15 balls with four fours. However, South Africa won the game by 10 runs.

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After the game, Eoin Morgan said: “I think it was a really good wicket. SA came really hard at us, batted well. I thought we were a bit off in the field, held them to a slightly par score. Obviously, Jason Roy going down the way he did does hurt, but we still did well to get that close. I think every game tests us in different ways. The biggest test this tournament has been against Sri Lanka, batting first and Jos Buttler rescued us from a hole. Had to bowl under the dew and we came out with flying colours. Today, there wasn’t as much pressure although it was a good test. Probably Jason will be assessed tomorrow. We do have a lot of depth, we’ve built a good white-ball group over the last few years, so really excited. Yes, really happy, we’ve topped the group and that’s never easy.”

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